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Complete the TCAT Application for Enrollment
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Review the programs of study and any program-specific admission requirements.

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Financial Aid

Complete the FAFSA to apply for the Pell grant, TN Promise scholarship, the TN Reconnect and the Wilder-Naifeh Technical Skills Grant.

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Schedule a Visit

Learn about a particular program or tour our campus.

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Student Services Department
550 Alabama Ave
Memphis, TN 38105
(901) 543-6169

General Admission Requirements

  • Program enrollment is based on a first-come, first-served basis by date of completed application. (A completed application includes all items required for enrollment.)
  • Persons seeking admission to a college must be at least 18 years of age or have a high school diploma or equivalent. For full-time programs, the applicant must declare an occupational objective and demonstrate reasonable potential for achieving that objective.
  • All persons who are required to register for the Federal Draft under 50 U.S.C. App. Section 453 are not eligible to enroll in any post-secondary school until they have registered with selective service.

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Program-Specific Admission Requirements

Educational and admission requirements vary from program to program. 

Truck Driving

Complete the Free Application For Federal
Student Aid (FAFSA) online – the website is
www.fafsa.ed.gov and our school code is 005360
Complete TCAT Memphis Application for
Enrollment online at www.tcatmemphis.edu
and select APPLY NOW
Copy of Class A Permit (TN)
Copy of Valid TN Drivers License
Pass the Certified Medical Exam - A DOT physical
examination must be conducted by a licensed
“medical examiner”. The exam can be taken at
Concentra Medical Center located at 3965 S.
Mendenhall Rd Ste 6, Memphis TN 38115
Phone: (901) 365-1800
Note: applicants must be at least 21 years of age by
Truck Driving program start date.

Aviation Maintenance Technology

1. High School Diploma or HSE

2. Pass score requirements on WorkKeys Assessment

Practical Nursing

Complete application on TCAT’S Website, submit a complete practical nursing application, official high school transcript or HSE, must be 18 years old at start of class, have passed the HESI admission test with a minimum score requirement 70% in Math, Reading Comprehension and Critical Thinking within the past two years. Attend mandatory orientation. Provide proof of required immunization, TB skin test and Flu shot, physical examination.

For more information regarding the practical nursing program, please contact Shatrina Taylor at (901) 543-6927.

Pharmacy Technology

For entrance into the Pharmacy Technician program, a student must have a high school or GED/HiSET diploma and a satisfactory physical exam with all required immunizations. Students in the program are subject to drug testing and background screening.

Dental Assisting

In addition to regular admission requirements, applicant must:

Take the HESI Exam

Furnish the school with two (2) work references or character references. (Relatives are not considered acceptable references.)

Submit the following required documents within the designated time frame:

High school and /or college transcript

Two letters of reference

Evidence of a recent physical examination by a licensed physician or nurse practitioner

Writing sample

Resume of work history